President Ranil Wickremesinghe has directed attention towards introducing national guidelines and minimum standards for child development centres in Sri Lanka.
A Cabinet Paper tabled by President Wickremesinghe was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.
The guidelines tabled by the National Child Protection Authority will be implemented across all child development centres across the island.
Steps have also been taken to introduce the guidelines and standards under the supervision and guidance of relevant experts that represent all stakeholders related to the childcare sector.
The guidelines and standards have been compiled related to matters such as child development, law, health, and childcare with input by experts in the field.
Six main areas related to childcare have been covered under the national code of guidelines and standards.